SOURCE: PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA)

PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA)

November 20, 2014 17:53 ET

The PXI Systems Alliance Holds the 2014 PXI Discovery Fest

NIWOT, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - The PXI System Alliance (PXISA), a Test & Measurement standard-setting organization that develops, promotes and maintains the PXI Standard, held its 2014 Discovery Fest at the Saint Louis Convention Center on Sep 18th. This event provided an opportunity for participants to validate interoperability between PXI modules, controllers, chassis and software. 

The PXI discovery fest is an important event to validate interoperability and improve the PXI standard, which translates into more choices for end-users and faster times to set up automated test systems.

According to Frost and Sullivan, "The PXI instrumentation market is perhaps the fastest-growing segment of the test and measurement industry, typically witnessing double-digit growth on an annual basis. Modular instrumentation has become a very attractive test solution due to the benefits offered by its small footprint, high throughput, and multi-channel test capabilities."

The growing number of PXI vendors and the broader PXI product portfolio of PXI enables new, optimized solutions for existing and emerging applications. Validating interoperability increases end-users' confidence in building specific configurations that match their exact requirements.

The discovery fest consisted of setting up multi-vendors' PXI configurations and verifying that modules could be properly discovered by multiple PXI discovery tools and user interfaces (Soft Front Panels). Each configuration could be launched and control each module. During this single-day event, more than 30 different products from 8 vendors were tested in various permutations. Each vendor could test configurations that would have been difficult to reproduce in their labs. 

"This event illustrates the PXISA's focus on enabling solutions for diverse applications and highlights the core values of the PXI standard: flexibility, scalability and speed," said Von Campbell, R&D Manager, Keysight Technologies; PXISA Director, Keysight Technologies.

About the PXI Systems Alliance
Founded in 1998, The PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA) is an industry consortium of 63 member companies that promotes and maintains the PXI Standard. The PXISA is an organization chartered to:

  • Promote the PXI Standard
  • Ensure interoperability
  • Maintain the PXI Specification

The PXISA is comprised of industry leading companies manufacturing, selling, and integrating PXI-based hardware and software solutions 

For more information on PXISA, visit

Contact Information

  • PXISA Contact:
    Bob Helsel
    Executive Director
    Email Contact